Monster Munch! And, not just for monsters!

“Monster Munch”! This tasty “treat” is not just for little monsters on Halloween! This delicious combination of popcorn, pretzels, chocolate candies and more covered in melted almond bark will be a favorite for sure!

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Monster Munch for little “monsters” and more!

Halloween is coming! And that means there will be little “monsters” knocking at your door! Why not make Monster Munch for them?

I found this recipe for a Monster Munch on Pinterest last week that was posted by Julie’s Eats and Treats. It looked so good! Perfect for a Halloween bags or for any time as a fall sweet treat. I compared her recipe with one I have for “Snow Mix” that we have made for years. (Snow Mix, as the name states, is a goodie for Christmas and winter. And, it is DELICIOUS!!!) The two recipes were similar, but there was enough difference between the two that I decided to create my own Monster Munch by taking some of both recipes and making into one.

My version of Monster Munch for Halloween . . .

In Julie’s recipe for Monster Munch, she used popcorn, candy corn, peanuts, and Reese’s Pieces. My Snow Mix recipe uses Rice Krispies and Oat Chex cereals, pretzels, and M&M’s. I decided to create my version of Monster Munch using popcorn and peanuts from her recipe, and the pretzels and M&M’s from mine. Both recipes used vanilla almond bark.

Here are tips on making this Monster Munch:

  • I had purchased the only fall-colored M&M’s I could find, and they were peanut butter M&M’s. I had never eaten those, but that’s what I used. You can use any kind of M&M’s that you want. I just wanted fall colors:)
  • I actually made this Monster Munch the night before Halloween and stored it in a covered container in the refrigerator. I found that it was better if refrigerated because of the popcorn.
  • Pop the popcorn a little before you start making this treat. You want it to be room temperature when you start putting it all together.
  • Get all your ingredients out in advance so you don’t forget to put something in 🙂 More on that later:)

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Making Monster Munch . . .

The first step in making this Monster Munch is to put your popped popcorn, peanuts, and pretzels in a large bowl and mix them up a little. If you mix them too much the peanuts are all going to fall to the bottom of the bowl!

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Once you have your popcorn mixture ready, melt the almond bark in a glass microwave-safe bowl. I usually melt mine at 45 second intervals, stirring after each, until it is melted and blended together well.

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Before pouring the melted chocolate on the popcorn mixture, I added the M&M’s. I guess I could have added them with the other ingredients, but I forgot!

Monster Munch

Pour the melted almond bark over your popcorn mixture, stirring to combine well with the other ingredients. You want as much of the popcorn mixture covered with the almond bark as possible. Then pour it out onto a sheet pan that’s been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. You can use waxed paper instead, if you want.

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Would you make Monster Munch just for Halloween or anytime?

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Monster Munch

Other “munchie” treats that you might be interested in are Old Fashioned Popcorn Balls with a Twist, Caramel Popcorn Crunch, and Homemade Cracker Jacks.

Shared on Meal Plan Monday, and Tasty Tuesdays,

Halloween snack
Monster Munch Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Halloween treat will quickly become everyone's favorite snack! It's full of popcorn, chocolate candies, pretzels and more! Sure to please!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Maribeth
  • 2 bags of microwavable  popcorn unsalted ( you want about 10 cups when popped)
  • 1 cup peanuts unsalted
  • ½  15-ounce bag round pretzels
  • 1  10-ounce bag candy-coated chocolate pieces*
  • 1  16-ounce packages almond bark or vanilla candy coating
  1. Mix popped corn, peanuts and pretzels together in a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle chocolate-covered candies on top.
  3. Melt almond bark in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  4. Pour over the popcorn mixture. Stir until blended well.
  5. Spread out on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Let dry.
  6. Break into chunks and store in air-tight containers.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Do NOT use mini M&M's . . . I did that once and they all melted!!!



  1. Thanks for sharing! I hope all enjoy!!!


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